Quentin Crisp Quotes


48 Quentin Crisp quotes:



"It is not the simple statement of facts that ushers in freedom; it is the constant repetition of them that has this liberating effect. Tolerance is the result not of enlightenment, but of boredom."
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"Nothing more rapidly inclines a person to go into a monastery than reading a book on etiquette. There are so many trivial ways in which it is possible to commit some social sin."
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"The law is simply expediency wearing a long white dress."
"Health consists of having the same diseases as one's neighbors."
"Nothing shortens a journey so pleasantly as an account of misfortunes at which the hearer is permitted to laugh."
"Vice is its own reward. It is virtue which, if it is to be marketed with consumer appeal, must carry Green Shield stamps."
"Is not the whole world a vast house of assignation of which the filing system has been lost?"
"Decency must be an even more exhausting state to maintain than its opposite. Those who succeed seem to need a stupefying amount of sleep."
"The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple: you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster."
"The poverty from which I have suffered could be diagnosed as "Soho" poverty. It comes from having the airs and graces of a genius and no talent."
"Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level."
"The British do not expect happiness. I had the impression, all the time that I lived there, that they do not want to be happy; they want to be right."
"The trouble with children is that they're not returnable."
"Abatement in the hostility of one's enemies must never be thought to signify they have been won over. It only means that one has ceased to constitute a threat."
"For an introvert his environment is himself and can never be subject to startling or unforeseen change."
"Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level. It's cheaper."
"Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses."
"The consuming desire of most human beings is deliberately to plant their whole life in the hands of some other person. I would describe this method of searching for happiness as immature. Development of character consists solely in moving toward self-sufficiency."
"Whenever we confront an unbridled desire we are surely in the presence of a tragedy-in-the-making."
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"Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses"
Author: Crisp Quotes Category: Character Quotes



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